impinge

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪmˈpɪndʒ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪmˈpɪndʒ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(im pinj)

Inflections of 'impinge' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
impinges
v 3rd person singular
impinging
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
impinged
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
impinged
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
im•pinge /ɪmˈpɪndʒ/USA pronunciation   v. [+ on/upon], -pinged, -ping•ing. 
  1. to intrude on;
    infringe:to impinge on another's rights.
  2. to strike;
    collide:light that impinges on the lens.
  3. to make an impression;
    have an effect.
im•pinge•ment, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
im•pinge  (im pinj),USA pronunciation v.,  -pinged, -ping•ing. 
v.i. 
  1. to make an impression;
    have an effect or impact (usually fol. by on or upon):to impinge upon the imagination; social pressures that impinge upon one's daily life.
  2. to encroach;
    infringe (usually fol. by on or upon):to impinge on another's rights.
  3. to strike;
    dash;
    collide (usually fol. by on, upon, or against):rays of light impinging on the eye.

v.t. 
  1. [Obs.]to come into violent contact with.
im•pingent, adj. 
im•pinger, n. 
im•pingement, n. 
  • Medieval Latin impingere to strike against, drive at, equivalent. to Latin im- im-1 + -pingere, combining form of pangere to fasten, drive in, fix; see impact
  • 1525–35

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
impinge /ɪmˈpɪndʒ/ vb
  1. (intr; usually followed by on or upon) to encroach or infringe; trespass: to impinge on someone's time
  2. (intr; usually followed by on, against, or upon) to collide (with); strike
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin impingere to drive at, dash against, from pangere to fasten, drive in

imˈpingement n imˈpinger n
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